Abstract artist Lisa Dombek is eternally involved with exploration, experimentation, observation and discovery.
Originally from Blue Hill, ME, she traveled extensively exploring dance, music and performance in such places as Boston, Los Angeles and New York. In the late 1980’s she moved back to her home state and established herself among the burgeoning art scene in Maine’s largest city, Portland. She now resides and works from her studio midcoast in Friendship, Maine.
Her work has been exhibited in Portland galleries and numerous venues such as St. Lawrence Arts, 3 Fish Gallery, Filament Gallery, Hay Gallery, Sculpture Studio, Barn Gallery Ogunquit, River Arts Damariscotta and MECA Alumni shows, as well as national juried shows at Thomas Moser Gallery, Los Angeles and Art Basel Miami in 2008. Her work has been selected for publication in the 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2011 editions of Words & Images, a national literary and visual art publication, as well as the premier edition of Art Collector Maine in 2012. She participated in the Sketchbook Projects, Brooklyn, NY in 2008 & ltd editon, 2012. Her paintings and photographs were chosen for the Musik Show in Austin, TX, during the legendary South by Southwest Festival, 2003. She received Special Recognition for her piece “Wings Over Water”, an internationally juried show in Omaha, NE, Spring 2001. She was published in the 2018 edition of Studio Visit, a juried compendium of International visual artists.
Her work is part of many private collections.
My painting is informed largely through internal process in response to both material/natural worlds, often concerned with spiritual transformation. Working in Series appeals to me since it allows development of an idea, whether visual or metaphorical. I am profoundly influenced by global events, cultural shifts and especially the vulnerability of nature and wildlife. In terms of process, I work abstractly and intuitively, allowing my conscious/unconscious to merge, letting the voices speak.
Listed American Artist: http://www.arsny.com
Art Study: Maine College of Art – Portland, ME; University of Maine - Orono, ME.
2018 Studio Visit Vol 40 - The Open Studios Press - A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists - featuring "Sacred Spaces #2" oil & mixed media on canvas;
"Sacred Spaces #3" oil on canvas
2014 - ZEST Magazine Fall issue - "Oil Sketch #1 - 2013" featured with Wine List
2013 EKPHRASIS - Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art. Merrill Memorial Library Arts, Yarmouth , ME, featuring "Worlds in World - Celestial Phases series, oil & mixed media on canvas
2012 Edition - Art Collector Maine Annual, featuring "Daddy You're Busted", plaster & m. media over wire on board, 2006
2011 Edition - OMPHALOS, Nine Point Publishing, featuring 7 paintings and select poets.
2011 Edition - Words & Images, New England's Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of "Aftermath", oil on canvas, 2010, 54" x 73"
2007 New York Times Magazine – Cutting Edge Design Fall – T. Moser National Ad, oil & m. media pieces
2007 Maine Home & Design, Chicago Home & Design – T. Moser National Ad, oil & m. media pieces
2007 Fall Catalog – Thos Moser Cabinet Makers – featured oil & mixed media pieces
2007 Edition - Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “Angel Man Emerging” and utilized “She Comes” as cover art – both oil & mixed media on plaster over board.
2004 Edition - Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “We’re All Warriors” – oil on canvas.
2002 Edition – Words & Images, New England’s Art and Literary Journal, National publication - published image of “Phippsburg Scape”- mixed media: acrylic, oil stick and graphite on paper.
June 2018 - UMVA Gallery @ Portland Media Center, Art & the Abstract Truth, Mixed Media, Portland, ME
May 2018 - Lofts Gallery/Chestnut St, Coastal Patterns Maine, Photographs & Paintings, Portland, ME
2017-2018 - VENN + MAKER, Paintings & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
May 2017 - St Lawrence Arts, "Sacred Spaces & Inner Maps", Oil & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
Nov 2014 - Make Sense Productions Open House, Paintings & Mixed Media, Portland, ME
Dec 2013 - Small Works Group Show, Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
June 2013 - Art Collector Maine/Kennebunkport Festival, Kennebunkport, ME
May 2013 - MECA Alumni Show, Thos. Moser - Freeport, ME
April 2013 – Exphrasis, Yarmouth Library – Artists & Writers, Yarmouth, ME
July 2012 - Art Collector Maine Home & Design Show - juried group show, Rockport, ME
June 2012 - Art Collector Maine/Kennebunkport Festival- juried group show, Kennebunkport, ME
March 2012 – Celestial Phases series and other selected paintings, St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill-Portland, ME
Sketchbook Project 2012 & Limited Edition Sketchbook Project 2012 – Brooklyn, NY
November 2010 - River Arts, GROUP Show juried by Dozier Bell, Damariscotta, ME
November 2010 - 36th Annual MECA (Maine College of ART) Juried Art Auction, Portland, ME
Aug 2010 - Crows & Monhegan, EFG Books & Gallery, Bridgton, ME
July/Aug 2010 - Monhegan/Selected Abstracts, Art Gallery at The Clown, York, ME
November 2009 – 35th Annual MECA Art Auction, Juried, Portland, ME
December 2008 – Art Basel Miami, Coconut Grove Satellite Gallery, Miami, FL
April 2008 – OIL show, Juried Group Show, 3 Fish Gallery, Portland, ME
Summer/Fall 2008 – Paintings, Juried Group Show, Thos. Moser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
January 2008 – Oils on canvas, Coconut Grove Gallery, Miami, FL
August/Sept 2007 – A Collection of Works, EFG Books, Bridgton, ME
June/July 2007 – Recent Works, Filament Gallery, Portland, ME
July 2005 – Juried Group Show, Bruce Brown/curator, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME.
November/December 2004 – New Work, The Sculpture Studio, Portland, ME.
June/July 2004 – New mixed media series – Meritage Wine Bar, Portland, ME. Summer 2003 – “Oil and sand on paper” – Dunne Roman, Portland, ME.
March 2003 – South by SouthWest Festival, “The Musik Show”, Juried Group Show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
March 2002 – “Spring for Life”, AIDS Benefit Auction – Portland, ME.
Sept 2001 –“Landscapes & Archways” Art Gallery at The Clown – Portland, ME.
May 2001 “Mixed Media III” – Internationally Juried Show, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE (“Special Recognition” status)
April 2001 – VIA Marketing, 2nd Fl. Private Gallery, Portland, ME.
July 2000 – Local 188 – 10th Anniversary Group Show, Portland, ME.
March 2000 – Green Design Furniture Showroom, Portland, ME.
Jan 2000 – “Vessels & Gods”, Art Gallery at The Clown, Portland, ME.
June 1999 – The Hay Gallery – Juried Premiere Show, Portland, ME.
MECA Art Auction 1998 , 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 Portland, ME.
AREA Gallery – USM Campus, Portland, ME.
Doll & Richard’s Gallery – Cambridge, MA.
Private Collections: New York, NY; McKinney, TX; Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Portland, ME; E. Berlin, Germany, Cousins Island, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME